Helping others is the best thing you can do in the world.Not only for others but for you as well.
Helping is a fundamental part of humanity.
It bonds us together in tough times and makes us more of a humans. In times of tragedy, there are stories of those who help others which are extremely inspiring and,to which we should look up to day by day.
Some people even devote their lives by helping others for the common good.No matter what the motivation, getting out and helping others is the key to make this world to be a better place.
Could helping others be the key to weathering the inevitable storms of life? In that spirit of motivation, we give you many reasons why helping others actually help your own self.
1.Give or Receive
It’s much easier to find help when someone knows you would do the same for them.When you help enough people and do so many good deeds, it will be given back when needed.The Universe works just like that.Action-Reaction.
2.What Goes Around Comes Around
Usually, the idea of Karma is described and presented in a negative way. If you do bad, bad will come and find you. But it works the other way too,you know?
When you are a good person and help people, good things seem to happen on the move. And, while you may not believe in an inter-connected Universe that rewards good deeds, there is something to be said about how helping others changes your perspective.
When you’re helping others, you will often feel better about yourself, increasing the likelihood that your next experience will be a positive one, rather than a negative one.You just rise above more as a person and a human being.
3.Doing Good Just Feels Good
The benefit of doing good is you’ll feel great about yourself that you have helped someone in need. Helping others is a great way to express the empathic side of yourself. Seeing a smile or even tears of joy from someone when helping, makes it all worth it. It’s just as simple as that!
4.Helping Makes You Feel Connected
By engaging with other individuals and communities, you’ll feel more connected to other people. Humans are social beings by nature,which means we need relationships for optimal psychological health.
Connecting with others, fulfills a need we all have.Helping-address a bigger issue or cause (charity for reducing homelessness, or improve nutrition in low-income children, or provide greater access to education.It can make you feel like a needed lost piece in this crazy world of today.
5.Building New Skills
Over time, helping others can help you build new set of skills, especially if your activities lie outside your domain. You may be a teacher,or a banker and suddenly you’ve decided to volunteer in a completely different area.Learning a whole new set of skills will lead developing you in a totally different path.
How to help?…donate,volunteer,listen,talk and draw someone’s smile when doing it.
6.Helping Will Make You More Grateful Of What You Have
When spending and helping people in need you will start to appreciate more of what you have in your own life.Use these opportunities to cultivate gratitude and inspire you to make the most of what you have.Some are not that blessed!
7.You Will Create New Relations
Helping in the community can get you out of your usual social circles and introduce you to new people. Many of these individuals may become your friends, mentors or colleagues. Besides leading to new relationships, being generous can have many affects that benefit your current relationships.
8.Helping Is Good For Your Mental Health
This by itself should be a major motivator! Various studies have found that the ‘warm fuzzy’ feeling we get by helping, has real physiological effects and they pay off in the long-term.
In particular,helpers consistently tend to live longer than those who don’t and they report lower blood pressure, less depression, lower stress and greater happiness while doing it.
When you’re experiencing compassion, benevolence, and kindness, they push aside all the negative emotions you might have.
9.You Will Expand Your Identity
By giving and helping you can enrich your sense of self awareness and it will bring joy in many areas of your life.
In time,others start seeing you as someone who’s generous and who makes a contribution beyond their immediate sphere. Over time,being seen as a consistent ‘helper’ can open new personal and professional doors you never could have imagined.
But the warm feeling within your heart knowing that you have helped someone in need, is the best reward you can get,EVER.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank